Ethiopia: AU, UN chiefs condemn Wednesday's attack on UNAMID peacekeepers

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma  and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have condemned Wednesday's attack on the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by an unknown armed group in which one South African peacekeeper was killed and another wounded.

In a joint statement issued here Thursday by the AUC, Dlamini Zuma and Ban expressed their sincere condolences to the family of the fallen peacekeeper and to the Government of South Africa. They also wished the wounded a full and speedy recovery.

The attack took place 40 km southwest of Kutum, North Darfur, while the peacekeepers were travelling on patrol from Kutum to Djarido.

The AU chief executive and the UN Secretary-General have called on the parties to the conflict in Darfur to respect the integrity of the peacekeeping force.

"They urge the Sudanese authorities to investigate the attack promptly and bring the perpetrators to justice," the statement added.
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10 march 2016 18:41:50

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